By: Lynde Navarro
OUR GREATEST ENEMY The environmental catastrophe has spread some kind of undue frenzy or unwarranted fear of what might happen next, where or when. Devastating floods in India and Philippines, earthquake in Indonesia, tsunami in Samoa and global warming - These seem to be...
Formation of the islands of Hawaii
By: Annalyn Andriyenko
The Hawaiian Islands form an archipelago of nineteen islands and atolls, abundant smaller islets, and undersea areas making a way from the northwest by southeast in the North Pacific Ocean between latitudes 19 N and 29 N. The archipelago takes its name from the largest...
The mythology of natural disasters
By: Rya Joshi
From the very beginning of human existence, man has been in search of answers for the riddles that natural disasters had put before him. He was baffled by the monstrous forces of nature that created unexplainable natural disasters and unbearable losses. Great legendary tales and...
By: Richard Serra
This is a very popular fuel for many reasons. It burns much cleaner, as well as much hotter, and bright by comparison to oil. Oil on the other hand burns dirty, and leaves a buildup of soot in the chimney, as well as clog...
Facts about citrine
By: Dimpel Patel
Citrine is the most valuable variety of quartz. It is also known by the names "Gold Topaz" and "Spanish Topaz." Its name derives from the Greek word topazos meaning "yellow gemstone." It is important to note that any stone that is a topaz...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Lightning is the primary cause of wildfires in California, with man made causes in second place. In 2007, lightning storms erupted that included hundreds of strikes per hour. In June of 2008, over 8,000 lightning strikes caused over 800 fires in northern and central...
By: Sarah Ganly
Everyone has heard of plagues of locusts in the bible, and most people associate plagues of locusts with the punishment of God, but most people don’t know that plagues of locusts are common occurrences. In fact plagues of locusts are just a phase that...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Since the era of using aerial photography to identify areas where crops, fences, land boundaries, rocks and other geographical features interfaced with potential mineral finds, the science and technology of aerial and space photography to identify geological features has vastly expanded to fantastic levels of...
Formation of the islands of Hawaii
By: Hai Shunxi
The Hawaiian Islands fit the textbook definition of “the middle of nowhere” perfectly. A glance at any globe shows that the islands are remarkably isolated, lying 3000 km (1850 miles) from the nearest landmass. What might be even more interesting is that the islands...
By: Len Morse
Many travelers and those interested in geographical trivia have, at some point, wondered about the world’s smallest countries. Where are some of these places and exactly how small are they? Are they really worth visiting? Is there anything truly interesting about them? Read on...

 

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